2014 > 07

This picture I took a couple of years ago. The pigeon had probably crashed into a bridge and probably died immediately. My best friend was with me and we would have a cozy evening together. I asked her to have some patience and ran home to get my camera. Then I placed the pigeon in the forest and photographed it at all possible angles. Like often I went into some sort of photo trance and time went by. Honestly, I do not know what I would have all the pictures for, but something with the bird touched me strongly. 



 

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A few years ago I bought the photo book "The place of no roads" by the Finnish photographer Ville Lenkkeri. The book depicts the former Russian / Soviet mining pyramid in Svalbard. Since I bought that book I wanted to visit Svalbard and the Pyramid. Now I've been there and it is one of the most fascinating places I've been to.

Getting to the Pyramid is like visiting a ghost town where only the traces of a bygone era remain. Wither flowers, old clothes, documents and furniture testify that the place once was a living place with school, mining and a vision of a utopian society where no money was spent and where everyone would be treated equally. But reality is as everyone knows not as utopian. The residents of the island did not have the same conditions, the directors did not live as crowded as the families, for example. Today, around 15 people live in the Pyramid. During the summer months, the sun never goes down unlike the winter when the island is covered in compact darkness. I get so curious about the people who live there, how do they survive the winter and how did they end up there? What motivates them to stay? One day I want to go back and find out.

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Tonight I took some portraits on dad and me together, using the tripod and the camera self-timer. I'm so proud of my lovely father and have never taken pictures of us together before. Now it is done, although I will continue to terrorize him with my camera. Thankfully he is patient as few.

Tomorrow I will take the evening boat home to town to cover the next issue of Situation Stockholm!

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I love the light during late summer when the sun begins to go down and the hard daylight diminishes. Even more beautiful is the early dawn of light in the summer mornings. Unfortunately, I rarely get up on time to capture it. However, I remember an early morning a couple of years ago. I wanted to photograph daddy in the meadow just as the sun began to rise above the horizon. I think the clock was four in the morning. I slept in the little cottage and dad knocked on to wake me up. Then we went out on the highway and walked out on the meadow. The grass was wet from the dew and the air was cool. I asked my dad to take off his shirt to get the pictures I wanted. Then I photographed plenty of film rolls with my taped intermediate format camera. For each picture, it sounded like the camera was breaking. Otherwise, the silence was striking. As the sun rose over the spruce we returned back home.
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